It was in
the year of 1962 that the first boat 'M.V. Sea Fox'
was introduced. It had a capacity to carry just 12 persons.
Until the time, there was no ship nor any mechanized vessels
operating between the Islands and mainland to carry even the
local passengers. In the year 1974 a full fledged
all-weather ship, named M.V.Amindivi, joined the fleet
changed the very face of journey in the Islands.
of Amindivi and two all weather ships M.V. Bharat Seema and
M.V. Tipu Sultan during 1988 created a favourable condition
for the movement of tourists. Two small ships M.V. Minicoy &
M.V. Amindivi joined the fleet recently has helped the
movement of tourists further.
Recognizing vast tourism potential, a humble beginning was
made in 1974 and one of the uninhabited island Bangaram was
opened for International Tourism. The Hotel Corporation of
India was looking after the affairs of Bangaram island
resort up to 1982. The tourists on those days were coming by
ship Amindivi. During 1978 tourists came by chartered ship
On 22nd October 1988, the Casino Group of hotels, signed a
lease deed with Sports, a Society for promotion of Nature
Tourism to operate the Bangaram Island Resort. The
Lakshadweep administration has gone ahead with Tourism
promotion in the Islands of Kavaratti, Kadmat, Kalpeni and
Minicoy were opened for domestic tourists in 1983.
Since the carrying capacity of these tiny islands has to be
kept in mind, any activities related with Tourism has to be
carried out with utmost care. International tourists to
Bangaram are brought by flight from Kochi to Agatti, the
nearest Island to Bangaram which is having an Airport.
CURRENT ACCOMMODATIONS STATUS
Bangaram - 60
Beds Traditional Huts
Kadmat - 22 Beds Executive Huts - 26 Beds Family
Minicoy - 20 Beds New Resort - 06 Beds Private Huts
Agatti - 20 Beds Island Resorts
Kavaratti - 10 Beds Paradise Huts
Kalpeni - 08 Beds Private Huts
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